Wood projects, house painting and gardening at my garden house in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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    Hey I'm Jasmijn, Two years ago I bought a garden house (28m2) on the edge of Amsterdam on a 300M2 garden. Since then I'm 'under construction'. The inside is for 90% finished, so now the time has come to get the outside done. I'm a self-employed art therapist, coach, and yin yoga teacher. During summertime, I live in my garden house and work in the city (25 min cycling). This spring I started my first tiny vegetable garden since kindergarten. Happy to learn every day about my garden and its inhabitants.
    Check availability! Not possible to host during wintertime!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will stay in a unique Amsterdam garden park. Not many people have so much garden in the city. Or even know that these places exist. There are 220 houses and everybody has a different garden.
    I can teach you Dutch and yin yoga if you are interested.

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    There are some specific projects that I like to get done. The projects contain wood constructions (building a pergola and covering the house with wood), floor tile placing (outside) and grouting walls. Mainly the idea is, to get the house winterproof. Before winter ;) Some of the things take half a day. Others a few days, with the right equipment.
    The wood projects are the most important at the moment, so if you have experience with building that would be great!
    A handyman/woman would be excellent!
    As I do have to go to work, you will be alone some times. Friday afternoon till Monday I spend the most time in my garden and house. This is the time we will work together. You can take Wednesday & Thursday off.
    In October there is no availability.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    That will be a tent in the garden, an air bed, sleeping bag, and pillow. Hot shower and toilet in the bathroom inside the house. Warm water, and stove work on butane gas also inside. A hammock and hanging chair outside under the shady trees. Energy comes from the solar panels on the roof. There is NO WIFI. But...you can use my tablet with internet access. And hotspot from my phone. Laundry you can do at the laundry self-service place.
    There is a wood stove to cook on.
    Animals are allowed, if well trained. They must be on a leash when they leave the garden.
    If you like to come with a mobile home I have a free parking spot.
    Cooking we will do together or for each other. I'm a vegetarian! Great if you like to cook! :) If not, we will manage.
    I can be a bit chaotic but very clean, and very precise with my tools. So please keep that in mind using my stuff. Smoking only outside! If you come to Amsterdam only for the weed and start your day with a joint, please don't apply.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like to experience the city of Amsterdam but not necessarily like to stay there all the time, this is the place to be. Amsterdam center is accessible by tram. Or bike (30 min). I have one spare for you to use. If you can not ride a bike, ill teach you. It is THE best way to move through the city! Around the park are wonderful walking routes, waters, and 2 nice organic restaurants. Also, Ruigoord is close. Great place during the festival season. Check this place out online!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    you are able to place a camper on the parking lot. Only for a few nights, I think.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If well trained and you take care off them yourself, incl. extra cleaning the floor ;)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 939776771547